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PM Activities at Clarence High School Cancelled

CLARENCE, NY- A water main break has forced Clarence High School to cancel all Tuesday afternoon and evening activities.

A school spokesperson says the break is small and classes will dismiss at the usual time.

School is expected to open as normal for Wednesday.

Clarence Teen Coordinates Musical Fundraisers

When a Clarence High School freshman heard about Heifer International through a church function, she was driven to action. Erin Welsh, age 14, is a remarkable talent who also has a penchant for charity.

This Sunday, the 4th in her concert series to benefit Heifer International will take place at Epiphany U.C.C. at 9365 Clarence Center Road. The show will begin at noon on Sunday, November 21st.

It is free to attend, but donations to Heifer International will be acceped. For more info on the charity, click here.


Dick Gallagher Wraps Up Far West Regionals

Section 6 won only one game in the Far West Regionals this year. Each of the last two years Section 6 produced four New York State Champions.

This year only Fredonia from Section 6 came out a winner. The Hillbillies will play General Brown Saturday in the State semifinals in Rochester.

Our man Dick Gallagher discusses what happened to the teams from Section 6. Dick says they weren't dominated but that slow starts really hurt a couple of Section 6 teams, Silver Creek and Clarence in particular.

Dick told Stu Boyar why he thought Section 5 was so successful in this year's Far West Regionals.



Local Fitness Instructor Named Ambassador to Sports Legacy Institute

Primordial Strength Inc. President Steven Helmicki of East Aurora was recently named a Sports Legacy Institute Ambassador. The mission of the Sports Legacy Institute is to advance the study, treatment and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups. SLI was founded in 2007 to “Solve the Sports Concussion Crisis,” and in 2009, SLI launched programs to also serve military veterans. 

SLI is primarily focused on the study of the degenerative brain disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, a condition caused by repetitive concussive and sub-concussive brain injuries. Helmicki contributes by communicating the Institute’s message locally and continues to advance neck and trap training that aids in the mission. 

Class AA: Rush Henrietta 42 - Clarence 34

Clarence fell behind early, roared back but fell just short against Rush-Henrietta from Section 5 in the Far West Regionals. The Red Devils lost 42 to 34 at All High Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Rush-Henrietta scored five touchdowns in the first half as they built a 35 to 14 halftime lead. Clarence made it 35 to 38 in the second half but couldn't get any closer.

Clarence couldn't solve Rush-Henrietta quarterback #5 Ashton Broyld who finished with 299 yards on 25 carries. He ran for 2 touchdowns and threw for another. In the air Broyld was 7 for 13 for 103 yards. 

#26 Michael Gelz for Clarence had a  huge game. In the first half alone he had 18 carries for 120 yards. He finished the game with 33 carries for 213 yards. Clarence finishes the season 10-1.

Rush-Henrietta moves into the state semifinals for the first time next weekend in Rochester.

Pet Connection releases holiday wish list

You can add a little joy to the holidays this season by making a donation to Pet Connection Programs Inc. from their holiday wish list. Pet Connection, founded in 1984, is a special care and maternity animal shelter located at 12935 Williston Road in Marilla.

Items on the wish list include the following:

Watch Far West Regionals Live

You can watch the High School Football Far West Regionals LIVE all day on Saturday.  Click here to watch the live stream of all three championship games from All High Stadium in Buffalo and to participate in a live chat.

Don't miss a single play of the action as the Western New York championship teams face off against their rivals from Section V in Rochester to try and advance onto the state semifinals.